Waste Engine Oils

Rerefining and Energy Recovery


  • Francois Audibert, Former Senior Chemical Engineer Research and Development, IFP

Waste Engine Oils presents a complete description of the field of engine used oils, widely collected in the networks of services-stations and garages. It describes the manufacture of base oils in refineries, and mentions the main additives playing an essential role in the quality of the marketed finished oils. The organization of the different systems of collecting in order to obtain a waste oil regenerable or used as fuel are explained.

This book covers the main operations of physical and chemical treatments required in waste oil regeneration by covering the fundamental principles techniques such as vacuum distillation, solvent deasphalting, and ultrafiltration. A wide part is dedicated to applications with the description of about twenty processes. In addition, the book describes several types of energetic valorizations which concern a quite important fraction of the collected oil volume.

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Waste oil regenerators, waste oil energy recovery users, process licensors, consultants, administration executives, chemical and petroleum engineers, environmental chemists and government officials.


Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52202-3

Table of Contents

PART I From Finished Lubricating Oil To Waste Oil
Chapter 1. Base lubricating oil manufacturing
Chapter 2. Oil use in the engine, collect and controls

PART II Used Engines Oils Rerefining
Chapter 3. Oil composition and the treatment steps required
Chapter 4. Main processes available (industrialized or not)

PART III Energy Recovery From Engine Waste Oil
Chapter 5. Engine used oil combustion, alone or mixed with other fuels
Chapter 6. Other valorizations
Chapter 7. Waste oil rerefining and combustion comparison in terms of TEP saved